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Lugisu

Some helpful vocab for speaking Lugisu.
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Mulembe
Hello
Now simili nabe
I'm very happy to see you.
Wan yala nabe
Thank you very much.
Wakhenyala
Thank you for your work or well done.
Oriena
How are you?
Bu lyi
I'm fine, and you?
Komahoa
What's new?
Komalyi
Not much thanks.
Casala
Nothing new, thanks.
Hocanis
What do you want?
Warulyi
Welcome back
Bahalanga barunanu
What is your name?
Hotsa wye
Where are you going?
Nowkohle
I'm coming back.
Obe mulyi
Goodbye
Inganga
Give me
Itsa nano
You come
Yehalowas
Sit down
Wangi
This is a respectful response when someone calls for you. It means I'm here.
Hakana hulia
Do you want to eat?
Wamalye bilyo
The food is finished.
Wekure (sometimes Nekure)
I'm satisfied or full.
Kamatore
Bananas
Bilyo-bilayi
Good food
Bilyo-bib
Bad food
Inanasi
Pineapple
Kamachi
Eggs (in Mbale they're amaggi)
Inzala
I'm hungry
How hotsa hulia bilyo
The food is ready
Mazungu
unfamiliar visitor or friend/white person
Mazalla
Friend
Towe
No
Kale
Yes
Hokena hokena
Do you want to sleep?
Holias
Why are you crying?
Imbawo
Cold - not fine
Komapesa kenga
How much does this cost?
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Ndwela
2
Tsibili
3
Tsitaru
4
Tsine
5
Tsirano
6
Tsisesaba
7
Musafu
8
Shinane
9
Shyenda
10
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